Reply To: Chemotherapy flushes

  • Michael Hans

    March 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

    We have determined how much volume we need to clear the tubing, and that is the volume that we use.

    Michael Hans, BSN,MS,CPON
    St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-20-2015 10:26 AM
    From: Katharine Schjodt
    Subject: Chemotherapy flushes

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Pediatric Chemotherapy Biotherapy Instructors and Nurse Educators .

    Hi all,

     We are evaluating the volume of flush we currently use for all chemotherapy.  We do not currently use a closed-system delivery device, but utilize a buretrol and primary IV tubing. 

    We are wondering how much volume other institutions use?  Do you do just enough to clear your tubing?  Do you do a set volume above the priming volume of your tubing? 

     Thank you!

    Katharine Schjodt, MSN, APRN-PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Children’s Hosptial and Medical Center

    Omaha, NE
    United States